Crimes in Punjab record 27pc decrease
The implementation on National Action Plan (NAP) in Punjab has helped decrease in number of heinous crimes (murder) which reached 3,844 in 2015 as compared to 5,282 in 2014. Around 27 per cent decrease has been recorded in murder cases, data issued by Ministry of Interior regarding implementation of NAP revealed. Similarly, crime against person was also reduced by 11% to 43,437, which were 48,759 in 2014.
The National Action Plan (NAP) implemented by Punjab police has produced positive results, as noticeable decrease in terrorism cases was also observed in 2015.
According to Punjab police, during last 10 months under National Action Plan, 33,772 combing operations were conducted in which 994,118 people were questioned, 5,549 cases were registered out of which 980 cases were registered under Foreign Act violation.
During the period, 6,162 general hold ups were held, in which 24,436 suspect criminals were arrested. Similarly, 122,800 vehicles without number plates, unauthorized and tinted glasses were impounded during the hold ups. Taking action against the display of arms, 2,851 cases were registered while 189 weapons were confiscated during the operation.
The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) arrested 40 hardcore activists and detained 69 during the period.